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Stone Cold Kiss

by L. K. Below

Who knew kissing a stone would thaw Kelsey's heart? One Kiss... Dangling over the parapet of a castle, Kelsey Donovan doubts her decisions as she battles with her fear of heights. How will kissing the Blarney Stone change her life? But as the arms of a sexy Irishman close around her, she begins to change her mind. Can it lead to a lifetime? When Seamus McKinley rescues a tourist gripping the Blarney Castle for dear life, he never expected her to grab hold of his heart just as tightly. But the question is: can he convince her to meet him halfway?16,029 Words

Stone Cold Liar (Misadventures of Mink LaRue #5)

by Noire

"Urban erotica has never been hotter!" --Nikki TurnerHer billionaire family's scandalous secrets are as big as their fortune. But consummate con-mami Mink LaRue plans to play them all for the ultimate high stakes. . .As a newly-minted Dominion family heiress, Mink has new golden moves to snag even more of the family fortune. Trouble is, her hidden love games with seductive uncle-by-marriage-only Suge have them at bad-news odds--and more than her heart is in dirty sexy trouble. When the family patriarch is shot, Mink is up against a crossfire of old Dominion rivals, blackmailers, and elegant scammers out to take them down for good. What she needs is a surprise ally--her identical twin Dy-Nasty. But her scheming sibling's conniving threatens to end Mink's moneyed ride and ace her into lockdown. With disaster only one lie away, Mink has to flip the script on enemies she never saw coming--and turn her diamond-honed hustle into the supreme weapon. . .

Stone Cold Surrender: An Opposites Attract Passionate Romance

by Brenda Jackson

Sooner or later every woman surrenders to a Westmoreland’s seduction… Stone Westmoreland has an eye for the ladies. And charm that never fails. He’s an experienced player who plays for keeps. So who would have guessed that prim and proper Madison Winters would be the one to rattle his nerves without even trying? She has him feeling all protective—and all sexed up, too. Before he knows it, Stone has volunteered to help Madison find her mother, who has gone missing in the mountains. He’s willing to play the knight in shining armor, but only if it means the hard days of trekking through the wilderness will result in the ultimate payoff—passion-filled nights under the Montana starlit sky with the delectable Miss Winters.... Originally published in 2004.

Stone Cold Surrender

by Brenda Jackson

Stone Westmoreland had an eye for the ladies. And charm that never failed. He was an experienced player who played for keeps. So who would have guessed that prim and proper Madison Winters could rattle his nerves without even trying? She had him feeling all protective, and all sexed up, too. Before he knew it, Stone had volunteered to help Madison find her mother, who'd gone missing in the mountains. Stone was willing to play the knight in shining armor, but only if it meant the hard days of trekking through the wilderness would result in the ultimate payoff - passion-filled nights under the Montana starlit sky with the delectable Miss Winters. . . .

Stone Cold Texas Ranger

by Nicole Helm

A Texas Ranger puts it all on the line for a woman who has everything to lose Texas Ranger Vaughn Cooper doesn't need or appreciate the "help" of some frivolous civilian on his case. Yet even this seasoned lawman can't argue that Natalie Torres is on her game. She might even unlock the answers he needs to crack this kidnapping...if the bad guys don't erase Natalie first. With her home burned to the ground, Natalie has no choice but to hide out with Vaughn in a remote cabin. Spending time with the stone-cold officer should keep her mind strictly on the case. But there's an unseen fire burning deep within Vaughn, and it's making Natalie wonder just where the true danger might lie.

Stone Cold Touch: Bitter Sweet Love White Hot Kiss Stone Cold Touch Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #2)

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Every touch has its price Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life-no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who's pretty sure things can't get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla's powers begin to evolve, and she's offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She's finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay....

Stone Cold Undercover Agent

by Nicole Helm

This undercover FBI Agent is her last, most dangerous chance. Jaime Alessandro fears he's been undercover too long. Now his only shot at destroying one of Texas's largest crime organizations is Gabriella Torres-a "gift" from The Stallion and his longest-held captive. Her inside info and inspired moves are helping Jaime take the gang apart. But what he's starting to feel for the brilliant, tough-minded Gabriella could get them worse than dead... Gabriella learned early to put her emotions on lockdown. She has no reason to trust Jaime. But every moment together, every stolen glance, kindles a desire she hungers to explore. And now trust is the only weapon they dare risk-even if it proves lethal.

Stone Cove Island

by Suzanne Myers

The Stepford Wives meets Stephen King in this debut mystery: a sleepy New England beach town is wrecked by a hurricane that reveals an unthinkable 30-year-old secret.When a catastrophic hurricane devastates Stone Cove Island, a serene New England resort community, everyone pulls together to rebuild. Seventeen-year-old Eliza Elliot volunteers to clean out the island's iconic lighthouse and stumbles upon a secret in the wreckage: a handwritten, anonymous confession to a thirty-year-old crime. Bess Linsky's unsolved murder has long haunted the island, and the letter turns the town inside out. Everyone who knew Bess is suddenly a suspect. Soon Eliza finds herself in the throes of an investigation she never wanted or asked for. As Stone Cove Island fights to recover from disaster, Eliza plunges the locals back into a nightmare they believed was long buried.From the Hardcover edition.her home is false.From the Hardcover edition.

A Stone Creek Christmas

by Linda Lael Miller

#1 New York Times bestselling author LINDA LAEL MILLER is the First Lady of the West-at Christmas and every other time of the year! Join her for this special new edition of her popular story, A Stone Creek Christmas. Stone Creek veterinarian Olivia O'Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially globe-trotting architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia meets him when she cares for his daughter's pony, and it's not long before she finds herself conspiring with twelve-year-old Sophie to get Tanner into the Christmas spirit. The two of them stage events that include Kris Kringle arriving in a sleigh pulled by seven reindeer...and a donkey. But will a holiday miracle transform Tanner into a rancher-and family man-for all seasons? There's no Christmas like a Western one! And no one knows the West-and romance-better than Linda Lael Miller!

A Stone Creek Christmas

by Linda Lael Miller

There’s no Christmas like a Western one… Don’t miss this classic Stone Creek novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller.Stone Creek veterinarian Olivia O’Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially globe-trotting architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia meets him when she cares for his daughter’s pony, and it’s not long before she finds herself conspiring with twelve-year-old Sophie to get Tanner into the Christmas spirit. But will a holiday miracle transform Tanner into a rancher—and family man—for all seasons? Originally published in 2008

A Stone Creek Christmas & A Cowboy's Wish Upon a Star: An Anthology (A\stone Creek Novel Ser. #Bk. 5)

by Linda Lael Miller Caro Carson

HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYSVeterinarian Olivia O’Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially globe-trotting architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. The grouchy single father just wants to be left alone, but he needs Olivia’s help. His daughter’s pony is sick and he desperately needs someone to care for it.Olivia is less than impressed by the imposing Grinch, but she can’t turn down an animal in need, especially one so lonely. When Tanner’s daughter, Sophie, comes home in time for the holidays, they conspire together to get Tanner into the Christmas spirit. But Olivia will need to work a special kind of Christmas magic if she wants to heal Tanner’s stone heart. It will take a holiday miracle to transform Tanner into a rancher—and family man—for all seasons.FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME!A Cowboy’s Wish Upon a Star by USA TODAY bestselling author Caro CarsonAfter she meets cowboy Travis Chalmers, his arms seem like the perfect place for actress Sophia Jackson to escape her scandalous past and the paparazzi hot on her trail. Will her Christmas wish—Travis vowing to love her forever—be granted?Previously Published.

A Stone Creek Collection Volume 1: The Man from Stone Creek\A Wanted Man\The Rustler

by Linda Lael Miller

Welcome to Stone Creek, Arizona, where no secrets stay hidden for long and true love is just around the corner… Don’t miss a single fan-favorite story in this box set from #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller!The Man from Stone CreekBadge and gun hidden, Ranger Sam O’Ballivan heads to Arizona to pose as the new schoolteacher to capture rustlers and train robbers… but first must survive his unruly students. For that, he needs the help of Maddie Chancelor, the local postmistress and older sister of one of his most troublesome charges. Working undercover has always kept Sam isolated and his heart firmly in check—but something about the spirited Maddie tempts him to start down a path he swore he’d never travel….A Wanted ManThe past has a way of catching up with folks in Stone Creek. But schoolmarm Lark Morgan and Marshal Rowdy Rhodes are determined to hide their secrets—and deny their instant attraction. That should be easy, since each suspects the other of living a lie. As past and current troubles collide when a gang of train robbers threatens the town, Rowdy and Lark must surrender their pride to the greatest power of all—undying love. The RustlerWhere does an outlaw go when he’s ready to turn straight? For Wyatt Yarbro, reformed rustler and train robber, Stone Creek is his place of redemption… and lovely Sarah Tamlin is the perfect angel to help him clean up his act. But Sarah keeps a dark secret behind her prim and proper facade, even as her heart is lost to charming, sexy Wyatt. When a vengeful enemy prepares to unleash havoc on their peaceful town, Wyatt and Sarah will need to trust each other to win the fight.Originally published in 2006 and 2008

A Stone Creek Collection Volume 2: A Stone Creek Christmas\The Bridegroom\At Home in Stone Creek (A Stone Creek Novel)

by Linda Lael Miller

In a small town filled with danger and secrets, only true love will survive. Don’t miss a single fan-favorite story in this box set from #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller…A Stone Creek ChristmasStone Creek veterinarian Olivia O’Ballivan communicates easily with animals, but men are another story. Especially globe-trotting architect-turned-rancher Tanner Quinn. Olivia meets him when she cares for his daughter’s pony, and it’s not long before she finds herself conspiring with twelve-year-old Sophie to get Tanner into the Christmas spirit. But will a holiday miracle transform Tanner into a rancher—and family man—for all seasons? The BridegroomUndercover agent Gideon Yarbro is renowned for stopping outlaws almost before they commit a crime. But now he must stop a wedding—despite the bride’s resistance. Lydia Fairmont will lose everything if she doesn’t honor her betrothal to a heartless banker, but Gideon exploits a loophole and marries her himself after carrying a reluctant Lydia off to Stone Creek. Despite a vengeful ex-fiancé on their trail and a hired gun on the loose, there just might be hope for the marriage… if they can trust each other before it’s too late.At Home in Stone CreekIt’s hard for Ashley O’Ballivan not to feel a little lonely. She hasn’t had a booking at her bed-and-breakfast in far too long, or heard from the handsome, mysterious man who broke her heart months ago. But then Jack McCall suddenly reappears—with no explanations and no promises. Jack has secrets, secrets he says he has to keep to protect her. But this time, Ashley’s determined to convince him that he’s at home only in Stone Creek—with her. Originally published in 2008 and 2009

Stone Dead

by J. Hali Steele

J. Hali Steele spins a tale of curses, revenge, and uncontrollable desire. Join Etah Dane as she escapes her stone prison and sets out on a journey of vengeance. Fueled by rage and sexual desire, Etah's needs threaten to destroy everyone and everything in her path! Etah Dane is finally free and she is hell-bent on vengeance.Cursed by a witch, she spent twenty-five intolerable years locked in her rock hard shell--aware of everything. Etah is Stonegar, a statue created using pieces from mythical Stonehenge. Like all of her kind, she's proud of her constant state of arousal and her insatiable sexual appetite. One man who mysteriously watched, and sometimes caressed her stony form, set her blood on fire. Etah's body aches to know him intimately.Slander Weldon is a sculptor who experiences a frightening and life changing event. He'd unwittingly created a monster. Even his male lover, Grant Rawlins, didn't believe him. Then he met Etah Dane. Not only does she know the truth, she stirs a latent and uncontrollable desire in him. Slander wants to have Etah--and he wants Grant to watch.Can they survive Etah's consuming need for sex and revenge--or will it tear their lives apart?Content Notes: Ménage, M/F/M, M/M, M/M/F, anal sex

The Stone Forest

by Karen Harper

Stone County, Indiana-a stunning landscape of rock quarries, caves and underground rivers-is a place of unique beauty ... and a place marked by an unsolved tragedy. One warm night sixteen years ago, sisters Jenna and Amanda Kirk disappeared. Days later, Jenna was found wandering alone, with no memory of what happened...and no knowledge of her sister's fate. While the girls' mother spun the tragedy into political victory by becoming the state's first female lieutenant governor, Jenna became overwhelmed by nightmares and guilt. Now, desperate to uncover the truth about what happened that night, Jenna returns to Stone County. But the family's Victorian home seems more of a haunting ground than a haven as Jenna begins to suspect someone is trying to frighten her away. To hurt her. And as memories begin to surface, Jenna is gripped by a growing fear about the place and about the people closest to her. Because the labyrinthine caves of her childhood are hiding old secrets ... dangerous, deadly secrets. And Jenna must face her own darkest terrors to expose a legacy of murder carved in stone.

Stone Heart

by Luanne Rice

Nomadic archaeologist Maria Dark is returning home again to the Connecticut shore–a magical place where she, her sister Sophie, and their brother Peter spent their childhood on the banks of Bell Stream. After fifteen years away, Maria hopes that she can rediscover the joy and optimism of her youth in the arms of her family. But things have changed. Maria’s siblings and her mother have weathered difficult times...and Sophie and her children are not as happy as they seem. Now Maria will embark upon an emotional journey–navigating the memories of a tender past–toward the truth at the heart of her family and the chance for a new beginning. A remarkably graceful and intuitive novel, Stone Heart reveals the depths of faith and love that can mend life’s most fragile and precious ties. As never before, Luanne Rice inspires us all to look love squarely in the eye and never let it go.

Stone Kissed

by Keri Stevens

When Delia Forrest talks to statues, they talk back. She is, after all, the last of the Steward witches.After an arsonist torches her ancestral home with her estranged father still inside, Delia is forced to sell the estate to pay his medical bills. Her childhood crush, Grant Wolverton, makes a handsome offer for Steward House, vowing to return it to its former glory. Delia agrees, as long as he'll allow her to oversee the restoration.Working so closely with Grant, Delia finds it difficult to hide her unique talent-especially when their growing passion fuels her abilities.But someone else lusts after both her man and the raw power contained in the Steward land. Soon Delia finds herself fighting not just for Grant's love, but for both their lives...

The Stone Prince (Imperia #1)

by Gena Showalter

A love as bright as the stars and enduring as stone...Katie James is unlucky in love-so unlucky she's been reduced to kissing the marble statue in her own garden. But her luck changes when the statue warms to life in her arms-and turns out to be a hunk straight out of any woman's fantasy! Well, almost...Jorlan en Sarr hails from a distant planet and like all the other men Katie's known, he comes with a lot of baggage.A cursed warrior with a lover's magic touch...Entombed in his stony skin for centuries, Jorlan has been waiting for a maiden fair to break the spell. Yet this statuesque beauty with the will of an Amazon and kisses like flame is a far cry from the obedient damsels of Imperia. And though Jorlan is tempted to abandon all for the sake of Katie, unless he can convince her to give him her heart in two weeks' time, he'll be turned back to stone. And she'll be lost to him forever.

Stone Song (A Cold Iron Novel #3)

by D. L. Mcdermott

For fans of Jeaniene Frost and Kresley Cole, the third in D.L. McDermott's fast-paced and sexy paranormal romance series--a full-length novel available exclusively in ebook!Sorcha Kavanaugh knows better than to tangle with the Fae. She's been aware of the Fair Folk, the Gentry, the Good Neighbors since she was a little girl. Her Gran used to warn her not to sing, not to play music, not to even hum, lest the Beautiful People hear her remarkable voice and spirit her away. Sorcha never believed Gran's stories, until one of the creatures walked into a bar where she was singing and stole a year of her life. So when Elada Brightsword, the right hand of South Boston's renegade Fae patriarch, interrupts her set at the Black Rose, Sorcha knows trouble has found her...again.The Fae warrior has admired Sorcha from afar for months, but he's aware of her unhappy history with the Fae, and has been waiting for the right time to approach her. Unfortunately for Elada, time has just run out. An old enemy, the malign Prince Consort, has identified Sorcha as a Druid descendent with the potential to become a stone singer, a bard with a voice that can shatter the strongest magical constructs. He will stop at nothing to enslave Sorcha and use her voice to bring down the wall between worlds, freeing the decadent, deadly Fae Court to return--and rule again.

Stone Song (The Isle of Destiny Series, Volume 1)

by Tricia O'Malley

From New York Times Bestselling author, Tricia O'Malley, comes a riveting new magickal romance set in modern day Dublin. Clare MacBride has her life in exactly the order she wants it. In a year, she'll have finished her geology dissertation, though she's no closer to figuring out the answer to one question that plagues her. Why does she feel stones pulse with energy? A centuries-old curse, a mysterious faction of protectors, and a mythological godstone all sound like old world fairytale nonsense to Clare. It only takes one rainy evening with a silver-eyed fae and a handsome stranger promising protection to rock her world forever. With her life plans shattered at her feet, the lines of science and fiction blur as Clare is forced to throw everything she knows about the world out the window and look deep within her heart for answers.

Stone the Crows (Wolf Winter #2)

by Ta Moore

Sequel to Dog DaysA Wolf Winter NovelWhen the Winter arrives, the Wolves will come down over the walls and eat little boys in their beds. Doctor Nicholas Blake might still be afraid of the dark, but the monsters his grandmother tormented him with as a child aren’t real. Or so he thought…until the sea freezes, the country grinds to a halt under the snow, and he finds a half-dead man bleeding out while a dead woman watches. Now his nightmares impinge on his waking life, and the only one who knows what’s going on is his unexpected patient. For Gregor it’s simple. The treacherous prophets mutilated him and stole his brother Jack, and he’s going to kill them for it. Without his wolf, it might be difficult, but he’ll be damned if anyone else gets to kill Jack—even if he has to enlist the help of his distractingly attractive, but very human, doctor. Except maybe the prophets want something worse than death, and maybe Nick is less human than Gregor believes. As the dead gather and the old stories come true, the two men will need each other if they’re going to rescue Jack and stop the prophets’ plan to loose something more terrible than the wolf winter.

The Stone Wall

by Beverly Lewis

ANNA BEACHY is eager to begin a new chapter in her life as a Lancaster County tour guide in the picturesque area where her Plain grandmother often stayed. Anna wishes she could talk with her about those long-ago days, but the elderly woman suffers from Alzheimer's. Beyond a vague comment about an old stone wall, much about her grandmother's time there is a mystery. As Anna settles into her new community, she finds herself unexpectedly befriended by a handsome Mennonite tour guide and a young Old Order widower who manages a local horse retreat serving Amish children with special needs. As Anna grows closer to both men, she's faced with a difficult choice--one in potential conflict with the expectations of her parents. Will Anna discover true love and the truth about her grandmother's past in Lancaster County? Or will she find only heartbreak?

Stone Walls: A True Heroes Novel (True Heroes #1)

by A. M. Madden

What happens when a supposedly perfect match is so wrong it's right? In this roller-coaster novel of destiny and desire from A. M. Madden, a red-hot cop and a broken beauty are linked by painful pasts . . . and one tempting future. As an NYPD officer, Benjamin Stone is married to his job, determined to clean up the drug-infested streets. His partner, Rob, always has his back--except when Rob and his girlfriend, Andrea, play matchmaker at his expense. On Ben's birthday, they're at it again. Andrea's friend is exactly Ben's type, even if he stubbornly will never admit it. But it's not the lithe brunette's looks that intrigues Ben; it's the hurt in her eyes. Ella Parker is bright, beautiful, kind--and, thanks to one horrific night, severely damaged. She'd rather be training for her black belt or watching TV in her favorite pair of pajamas than be dragged out on a blind date. Sure enough, Ben swaggers into the club, locks onto Ella, and claims he's not interested--despite the irresistible chemistry between them. So Ella decides two can play at that game. But when her dangerous past comes back to haunt her, Ben will break all the rules of seduction to keep her safe. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Stonebrook Cottage

by Carla Neggers

When everyone is keeping secrets, it's impossible to know who to trust To put her life back in perspective, Kara Galway has moved home to Texas after years in New England. The up-and-coming defense attorney intends to concentrate on her career and spend time with her Texas Ranger brother. But fate has something else in store. While Kara is devastated to learn her former mentor, Connecticut governor Mike Parisi, has died suddenly, she's pleased for her best friend, Allyson Stockwell, the new governor. Then Allyson's children show up at Kara's Texas home. They are terrified-and hiding something. Afraid for themselves and their mother, they are certain the circumstances of Mike's death are suspicious. Kara must return with the children to Allyson's home, Stonebrook Cottage, to unravel what exactly is going on. Are the children really in danger? What secret is Allyson hiding? And then there's Sam Temple, the Texas Ranger Kara has fallen head over heels in love with. Sam has followed her to Connecticut and has no intention of leaving without her. Kara must uncover the truth if she is going to protect the people she loves.

Stonebrook Cottage (Carriage House #3)

by Carla Neggers

Revisit the Carriage House series with this classic tale of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers.When everyone is keeping secrets, it’s impossible to know who to trust Defense attorney Kara Galway has moved home to Texas to focus on her career after years in New England. But then the children of her best friend, Connecticut governor Allyson Stockwell, show up at Kara’s home. They are terrified—and hiding something. Afraid for themselves and their mother, they are certain the circumstances of the previous governor’s death are suspicious. Kara must return with the children to Allyson’s home, Stonebrook Cottage, to unravel what exactly is going on. Are the children really in danger? What secret is Allyson hiding? And then there’s Sam Temple, the Texas Ranger Kara has fallen head over heels in love with. Sam has followed her to Connecticut and has no intention of leaving without her. Kara must uncover the truth if she is going to protect the people she loves.Originally published in 2002

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